The most unusual, extraordinary sights
I witnessed, I managed to capture,
capture through my lens
are fascinating rainbows
and the crab land with the colorful crabs.
This rainbow I witnessed while flying to Sydney
I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Never before, I imagined the rainbow to be circular.
I had always seen it, drew it as an arch.
Of course, in school I sort of learned how it is formed
but never has that fact about it actually being circular
stuck to the mind!
After that day, I always saw it as circular
no matter how little a portion I saw!
That day, in August 2008, made me truly realize
there are so many different angles to look at an object;
different angles to look at a phenomena.
Every angle gives you the same image
in a different perspective, and yet they are all correct!
The next most unusual, extraordinary sight
is none other than the crab land in Hithadhoo.
I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Never before I imagined what a crab land looked like.
Such an ‘army’, so synchronized!
They hide in their holes the moment they sense humans.
They all come out together the moment they feel secure.
Never before I imagined
there could be so much of a variety
such varying colors in those crab species.
The land itself was unusual.
Looks safe from a distance!
the moment you walk on it,
it turns to mud and holds you in.
To me, these were unusual –
unusual, extraordinary sights!
And I cannot leave without sharing one more.
While the ‘people’ of my country were going hoha and gaga
over the monuments sent by the SAARC countries –
the ‘people’ calling them idols and demanding those be removed;
I find it rather unusual that this ‘idol’ like creature with eyes
remains in Male’ city!!!
I like the image, but I can’t help compare it with the monuments.
My contribution to this week’s photo challenge [Unusual]